Migrant workers - Ilan Assayag - June 3, 2012
Migrant workers near a community policing station in Ashdod. Photo by Ilan Assayag
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An army probe into two separate shooting incidents involving settlers and Palestinians last month indicated that Israeli teens tied and beat a Palestinian who had been shot and wounded near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, a senior IDF officer told Haaretz on Saturday.

A law granting Israeli authorities the power to detain illegal migrants for up to three years came into effect on Sunday, in the wake of widening public controversy over the influx of African migrants who cross into Israel along its border with Egypt.

German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that submarines produced by Germany and supplied to Israel as part of an extensive arms deal are equipped to enable the launch of nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Likud ministers that Israel must bolster settlement activity in the West Bank while maintaining the rule of law in wake of a newly surfaced plan to relocate structures in the illegal outpost of Ulpana Hill so as to avoid their demolition.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin withholds publication of an anthology of women's writing in the Middle East over the demand of one writer that contributions from two Israeli academicians be withheld.

Israeli F-16 fighter jets carried out four successive airstrikes on the northern, central and southern Gaza Strip before dawn Sunday in response to earlier rocket attacks by militants in the enclave. The strikes injured seven, including four children.

American billionaire and President of the World Jewish Congress Ron Lauder is increasing his managerial hold on Channel 10 in what officials in the organization say will lead to relief in the tension between the media outlet and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of which Lauder is a major supporter.

 

The United Nations' top human rights official said on Saturday there should be no amnesty for serious crimes committed in Syria, even if the threat of prosecution might motivate members of the regime to cling to power at all costs.